Marcy Winograd: Somehow I had never heard of these white anti-racist groups until Sunday night when this teacher got an education long after the bell rang. White People for Racial Justice
Rankism, a term coined by physicist, educator, and citizen diplomat Robert W. Fuller, is used to describe "abusive, discriminatory, or exploitative behavior towards people because of their rank in a particular hierarchy". According to Fuller rank-based abuse underlies many other phenomena such as bullying, racism, sexism, and homophobia.
Brian Biery: In the 1960’s the U.S. made 95% of the clothing sold here; today that stat hovers around 3%. Why the dramatic shift? Profit.
Randy Shaw: Far superior would be a formula that incentivizes local spending by requiring some form of a county matching funds.
We need a revolutionary change in our values. A mass movement is the root of all the progress we need to make; with it, anything’s possible; without it, our power is diminished.
Patrisse Cullors: I’d like to be able to be a part of a Black community that celebrates a pregnant person without it being a part of a Christian, pro-life, anti-queer agenda.
Jessie Daniels: Despite various indicators of so-called racial progress, psychological research shows that African American children, particularly boys, are “more likely to be mistaken as older, be perceived as guilty and face police violence if accused of a crime.”
Julie Gutman Dickinson: Twenty-one states and multiple cities raised the minimum wage in the past 12 months, scarcely two years after the “Fight for $15″ was dismissed as a pipe dream by some observers.
David A. Love: We’ve been angry by the steady stream of injustice for so long that we often must find solace from the frustrations and disappointments that eat at the hope we had in America and for our children.
Sikivu Hutchinson: In the death scope of the Cleveland police and the Cuyahoga grand jury, the state’s second murder weapon of choice, Tamir Rice could only be a lawless criminal, junior thug, and public enemy, “older” than he appeared and hence culpable for his own murder.
Diane Lefer: The slogan goes “Nothing About Us Without Us” and over the past several years I’ve watched as grassroots community leaders take the lead in initiatives championed by St. John’s Well Child and Family Center and its CEO Jim Mangia.
Joe Mathews: Our state needs a hard and immediate U-turn, which starts with recognizing how the attacks connect California to the rest of the world.
Rev. Irene Monroe: LGBTQ teen and youth populations that are homeless are, first and foremost, if not solely, homeless because of their sexual orientation.
John Peeler: How is it that the perpetrators in San Bernardino are terrorists, while the homegrown perpetrators are just wackos?